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Taboo Studio

1615½ W. Lewis Street

San Diego, CA 92103


gallery news

Necklace by Caitie Sellers



New Jewelry

Kat ColeDonna D'AquinoSarah LoertscherLauren MarkleyMeghan Patrice RileyCaitie Sellers

The May show includes the work of four artists who are new to the gallery. The invitation features the work of jeweler Kat Cole. Kat currently works out of her studio in Dallas, Texas, and previously taught Metals and Jewelry at Western Michigan University. Her works are in a number of collections, including the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Also new to the gallery are jewelers Lauren Markley, Meghan Patrice Riley and Caitie Sellers. Lauren is currently working in sterling silver and silk thread. Caitie's silver and steel jewelry is inspired by the urban landscape, and Meghan also combines fine materials with the non-traditional to create "industrial jewelry that is feminine, luxurious, and alluring."

We are fortunate to have Donna D'Aquino and Sarah Loertscher's jewelry back in the gallery for this exhibition. Their designs incorporate the use of line in a structural aesthetic.

Jewelry from Taboo Studio is a memorable, enduring gift. A choice can be made from our evolving inventory of artists, or a custom piece may be designed using your stones or gems from the gallery's collection.

Opening Friday, May 8, 2015 6 - 8pm The show runs through June 19, 2015. Please join us for a glass of wine, and the opportunity to view extraordinary handmade jewelry by these distinguished artists.

OPENING RECEPTION – Friday, May 8, 2015 6-8 pm
The show runs through June 19, 2015



2015 marks our 27th year showing the most extensive collection of artist designed jewelry in San Diego county.

Arline Fisch in her studio

Susan Cummins interviewed Arline Fisch on the occasion of her show Hanging Gardens at Mobilia this spring. Read the interview on Art Jewelry Forum.

Arline Fisch: Hanging Gardens

Ramon Puig Cuyas -

Last year, Jane Groover visited one of our favorite jewelry artists at Massana School in Barcelona where he is head of the Jewelry Department. She convinced Ramon Puig Cuyàs to send four recent pieces from his Net-work series for exhibition in the gallery. They are currently on display along with our current show, Of Two Minds.

see more of his work

Tourmaline and amethyst jewelry

Taboo Studio does custom work for all occasions. Owners Jane Groover and Joanna Rhoades can design wedding and engagement rings, Mother's Day and anniversary gifts, or anything new and unique with our gemstones or yours. This photograph includes a one-of-a-kind white and yellow gold pendant with a yellow diamond and a rare 48-carat purple tourmaline. Shown on a white gold cable, it can be purchased for $3,400. Along with the pendant are two large cabochon rings on sterling silver bands with 22k gold bezels. The 22-carat amethyst ring in a size 7 is $863, and the 30-carat purple tourmaline ring, also a size 7, is $2,365. For questions or more information on the custom design process, call 619-692-0099 or email.

18k and Masitsit ring by Steven Brixner Sterling, 22k and moonstone ring by Steven Brixner Sterling and carnelian ring by Steven Brixner 18k and tourmalinated prehnite ring by Steven Brixner

Artist Steven Brixner has been with the gallery since we opened 26 years ago and has developed a following for his stunning rings.


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Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

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